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Attorney Norm Pattis. Attorney Norm Pattis. Courtesy photo

The ethics surrounding retainers has been put front and center in the wake of a lawsuit against New Haven attorney Norm Pattis.

The suit claims the lawyer should have returned the bulk of a $250,000 retainer paid to his firm, Pattis & Smith, after the death of his client, Fotis Dulos, who died by suicide while facing a murder charge.

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Robert Storace

Robert Storace covers legal trends, lawsuits and analysis for the Connecticut Law Tribune. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSCTLaw or reach him at 203-437-5950.

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